With Dean Henderson looking likely to stay at Manchester United, and David De Gea likely to remain as the number one choice in goal, there has been speculation over the future of Sergio Romero, with reports that he could depart this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Man United are prepared to offer the Argentine to Aston Villa as they look to try and acquire attacking midfielder Jack Grealish from the club.
Grealish is valued by Villa at around £70m and, with the Red Devils not prepared to pay that amount, the Red Devils are hoping that Romero could help to sweeten the deal.
The Argentina international has been a great backup goalkeeper for the Red Devils in making his fair share of appearances as De Gea’s understudy. He played in 61 games for United, conceding only 27 goals and keeping 39 clean sheets, per Transfermarkt.
However, with Henderson back, Romero could drop further down the pecking order, and with Villa looking to sign a goalkeeper as they failed to hijack Sheffield United’s transfer for Aaron Ramsdale, Romero could be the ideal player that United could use to try and tempt Dean Smith to let Grealish go, with a financial offering as part of the deal as well.
There is no doubting Grealish’s quality as he was one of the main reasons as to why Villa stayed in the Premier League this year. The 24-year-old scored eight goals and also picked up six assists in 36 appearances, via WhoScored, which was the best in the Villa squad, and his attacking threat is there for all to see as he averaged two shots, 2.5 key passes and two successful dribbles per game.
Therefore, if United could add him to the squad, he should offer a scoring and creative threat in the final third, and it could be the perfect deal for them if they can sign him for lower than Aston Villa’s asking price while also offloading Romero.
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